Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis Specialist
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating that doesn’t respond to antiperspirants, can be both disruptive and an ongoing source of social anxiety. But it no longer needs to be. At the Anti-Aging Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Fadi Bacha remedies this condition with PrecisionTx™, an innovative laser treatment that greatly reduces underarm perspiration long-term.

Hyperhidrosis Q & A

Anti-Aging Institute

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body produces excessive amounts of sweat that isn’t related to warm temperatures, physical activity, or nervous anxiety. An estimated four million Americans have hyperhidrosis, which can be socially debilitating. Those who suffer from this condition often find themselves sweating so much that antiperspirants have virtually no effect. Sweat simply soaks through their clothes and drips off their hands. The condition occurs when the nerves that are responsible for triggering sweat glands become overactive, often stimulating perspiration even when it’s not necessary. Hyperhidrosis episodes typically occur at least weekly during waking hours but frequently occur far more often. Although the condition typically causes excessive underarm sweating, people with hyperhidrosis may also experience excessive sweat on their face, hands, and feet.

How does Dr. Fadi Bacha treat hyperhidrosis?

Dr. Bacha remedies this embarrassing and uncomfortable problem with CynoSure’s PrecisionTx. This groundbreaking treatment is a one-time procedure for sweat gland ablation for patients suffering from excessive underarm sweating. It's a minimally-invasive office laser treatment that requires little downtime. According to a recent study, patients who underwent PrecisionTx treatment for their hyperhidrosis enjoyed a reported 78-96% reduction in underarm sweat, six months following a single treatment.

How does PrecisionTx work?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. A cannula is inserted under the skin through a small incision. Beneath the skin’s surface, the cannula emits thermally controlled laser energy directly to the sweat glands to ablate them. Patients may feel some minor pressure during the procedure and minimal, temporary soreness afterward. Most patients return to their regular activities within a few days of treatment. Previous treatment options for excessive sweating, consisted of topicals, BOTOX injections, and invasive surgery. PrecisionTx is truly a breakthrough, offering long-term results without the substantially greater risks of invasive surgery.

*Individual Results May Vary

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